Seattle CoArts

Providing a community for artists to meet and share their love of art

Fall Workshop

Beth Betker

“Adding Light: Up From Darkness in Gouache and Acrylic”

November 20-21, 2017

Here’s what Beth says about her class, “Adding Light: Up from Darkness in Gouache and Acrylic”: When one adds color to a black substrate, the darkest (or almost darkest) value is already established, so one can focus on adding light, a fun adventure in negative space! I will show you a couple of my favorite ways of working “up” from the darkest value. My processes apply in both abstract and representational work. I’ll offer texturing, glazing and light-over-dark techniques to create what I call “jazz” as well as more traditional representational works, and hope everyone will enjoy trying some of these, or forging their own paths, with some provided materials as well as what you bring with you.


Sign-up begins at the September 26 general meeting. A deposit of $50 cash or check (made out to Seattle CoArts) is required to hold your spot. Participation will be limited to 20, and members have priority. Member cost for the class is $100.

UPDATE: There are a few spaces available!


Delorse Lovelady, Local Workshops Chair

2018 Seattle Co-Arts 68th Annual Juried Show

2018 Seattle Co-Arts 68th Annual Juried Show

Secret Visions

Jurors: June Sekiguchi and Anna Macrae

Era Living at University House Wallingford
February 13 – June 16, 2018

Calendar of Juried Show Dates and Events
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Entries Open
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Entry Deadline
Sunday, December 15, 2017 Juror decisions
Friday, December 22, 2017 Notifications to artists
Saturday, February 11, 2018 Drop off art work
1 – 4 pm
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Show opens
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Reception & Awards
5:30-7:30, Awards: 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 Exhibition closes
Sunday, June 16, 2018 Pickup Art 4 pm – 6 pm

2017 Juried Show Committee:

Committee Chair – Chair Ellen Busteed
Assitant Chair – Janice Patterson
Digital Entry – Beth Betker
Photography ‐ Judith Heim, Sandra Kahler
Publicity – Lauriel Sandstrom
Awards – Janice Patterson
Graphics (postcard, poster)– Elaine Cohn
Name Tags – Beth Betker
Notifications – Kathryn Flanagan
In-take paintings, release – Kathryn Flanagan
Sponsor solicitation– Lynn Kerr
Bio Book – Kathryn Flanagan
Silent Auction – Janice Patterson